The 2021 Ohio Valley Premier League summer season will officially run from May 1 to July 31. There will be 20 men's teams playing a 10-game season that will conclude with a championship on July 24 or 25. If weather becomes an issue, make-up championship date will be July 30 or 31.
For the 2021 season, there will be two 10-team divisions, the River Division and the Valley Division. Each team will play their own divisional opponents one time, with an additional game against a rival.
The 2021 summer season will cap off a successful year of growth and playing for the OVPL. Originally founded in winter 2019, the inaugural 2020 season was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Five clubs were able to play in Fall 2020, which crowned Kings Hammer SC the first-ever League champions. An additional Spring 2021 season was added for seven clubs to play a quick season, which will conclude as the Summer 2021 season will begin.
Twelve new men's clubs joined after the inaugural 2020 summer season, which raised the League to 22 member men's clubs. The League initially had members in Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio but expansion added clubs in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
About the OVPL
The Ohio Valley Premier League (OVPL) was created to operate a competitive soccer circuit offering the only adult amateur competition throughout the Ohio Valley (Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia) region. Player development is a central focus of the League, as the League strives to promote the region at a national level.
The OVPL seeks to grow the game of soccer in the region by providing a highly competitive soccer league for men, women, boys, and girls of all ages. The League is sanctioned through US Club Soccer and provides access to competing in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup, the nation’s longest running tournament.
About US Club Soccer
US Club Soccer will foster the growth and development of soccer clubs throughout the United States to create the best possible development environment for players of all ages in every club.